Experience Japanese culture at its finest
with our traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and various other culture events
*Tea Room set up seasonally
1st Session 15:00 - 15:45
2nd Session 16:15 - 17:00
Sadou is the Japanese traditional art of preparing and drinking tea, originally developed from China.
Although the main purpose is to enjoy tea, the etiquette, performance, utensils, and the style of tea room is unique to Japan; which is what also makes sadou an art form.
The Nara Visitor Center & Inn welcomes you to take part in our authentic tea ceremony.
ONLY ¥2,000 Per Person
Children under 6 are free
＊ Special Request for 6 or more people available, please see reservation form for details
Learn from an experienced instructor about the history, preparation and etiquette of tea held in an authentic Japanese tea room.
Afterwards, you are welcome to make and sample a cup of tea for yourself, making this a very special experience that would be a shame to miss.For lovers of tea, or even for just for curiosities sake, come in and enjoy a cup!
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With detailed instructions of hundreds of objects, along with a vast array of papers to select from, come in and try absolutely free our
Battle a difficult creation, or try your hand at something simple.
There's something for all ages and
all levels of patience. Best of all if you get stuck, we're always on hand to assist you.
Beats moping around on a rainy day!
Traditional garb, yukata, sumo suits, ninja outfits, and quite a few more
to choose from, feel free to come in and have a bit of childish fun and dress up.
Take a photo or ask our staff to take your photo, and take home a nice memento of your trip to Nara.
Whether a steady hand, or hands of steel, come in and we'll do our best to show you your name in Japanese kanji, for you to try with a specialized calligraphy pen.
Alternatively, there may be something you want to write, so our staff will do our best to accommodate your request.
Just another little thing to keep a memory of from your trip to Nara